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Sven Pride
Sven Pride
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 15, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Hello Ruby Tuesday...


I'm from the States but have lived in various countries overseas for half of the last 16 years.

I've had the honor of representing the US (as a junior), Bermuda and Costa Rica in international tournaments

When in the States, I live in the DC area and play the WBL Unit game

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Intra-zonal qualifier in Guadeloupe, World Mind Games Beijing
Regular Bridge Partners
David Genne, Jim Geist, Alan Douglas, Steve Allen, Alan Kleist (a while ago)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
WBL, Bermuda Bridge Club, NVBA, Tico Club
Favorite Conventions
Usually play a strong club, but also enjoyed playing Beta, a frc pass sytem with Craig Ganzer a while ago
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Precision "Pass and Pull" (Part one)
QJx is very different than Kxx in this auction
MANFIELD Wins Mixed Teams
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 75 QJ65 Q6 QJ653
Clearly a logical alternative Leo. I chose to pull because of the extra club length and the complete lack of quicks. But it was a close call. I expect to go mnus either way
Opener's rebid -- Forcing?
Richard - you're right - in most systems 2 of the other minor is the forcing call over 1m 1S 1N while 2H is nf
Opener's rebid -- Forcing?
I was referring to openers 2nd bid. aka 1C - 1S - ? 2D/2H frc 2C/2S nf or 1C - 1D ? 2H/2S frc 1H/1S/2C nf
Opener's rebid -- Forcing?
New suit by responder is forcing. New suit above 2 of the original opening suit is forcing. Otherwise not forcing
Defense to Unusual 2NT over 1NT
UvU requires a known suit to be raising. I have played 3C and 3D as weak and strong stayman, with 3H and 3S as natl and forcing and doublelooking for blood. I have played systems on aka stayman, transfers etc
ACBL units getting phished
Linda - Please stop phishing the unit treasurer
Never Give Up; the Vision Thing
So East split on the heart up?
He is Gambling
I was thinking the same thing. If you're going to bid over 3S (which I think is correct) - 3N brings the diamond suit into the picture. Diamonds could easily be the right strain (and makes 5 here) The downside is showing the opponents more of your shape if they ...

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